A123 Systems

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right place -wrong time

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Livonia, MI

Prosthe work schedule - only work 15 days per month; learning new technology with bright hopes for the future after being jobless for 2 years; the med/dental package and other benefits; the people

Conslots of bad decisions by management that led to lots of wasted time/money; lack of communication; no sense of direction or plansfor improve

Advice to Senior Managementshould have been more worried about cost and quality before building up huge inventory of cells / batteries that were found to defective causing big costly recall; better people in management making everyday decisions

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Livonia, MI

    I have been working at A123 Systems full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Great benefits (medical, dental, vision, 3 weeks paid vacation, 1… Cons: Financially irresponsible, favoritism throughout the company, inefficient communication Advice to Senior Management: Utilize the resources you have before throwing money at the… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    A123 Systems might succeed with better leadership and more knowledgeable customers.

    Senior Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee) Westborough, MA

    I have been working at A123 Systems full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Good salary, good benefits, reasonable flexibility and occasional WFH permitted. Reasonably strong engineering core with many years of battery system… Cons: Too many levels of management trump engineering efforts with poorly founded decisions and political maneuvering. Management is not entirely unreasonable - however, critical decisions… Advice to Senior Management: Stop promising impossibly low budget product to customers with breakneck program paces - Product quality and reliability deserve more respect than you give them. Stop meddling… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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